Monday, October 15, 2007

Would you like fries with that loan?

I'm sure some people will ask: Why are you writing about the acquisition of a Burger King site that will be converted into a Fifth Third Bank in Old Town on a 20 year lease deal? Here's why.

1. I feel like it.

2. I like Burger King, and I like banks.

3. I know the territory.

4. I came up with what I think is an amusing headline.

5. I am slightly jealous of the developer, Josh Levy. He seems to have his act together and he is enjoying what he does: working on his own, taking care of each side of the transaction, working through the business issues and making things happen.

6. I sometimes wonder -- as do some of my friends -- why I am not doing some of this. (Main probable reason: Lawyers are trained to be risk-adverse.)